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as accidents or construction. >>> it is now 4:43. still to come, how a disgraced former coach at penn state is fighting back against the school. >>> plus >>> welcome back. officials where a ferry company says the vessel recently passed in-special. the general manager says he's still waiting to talk to the ferry captain who is in the hospital and unable to talk. monday the ferry collided with another boat with about 120 people on board headeded to see a fireworks show. 38 people died, more than 100 people were injured. seven crew members from both boats have also been arrested. >>> 14 before 5:00. answers this morning about what caused seats to come loose on american airlines planes over the past week. entire rows came loose during three flights, twice on the same plane. that forced the carrier to ground 47 planes yesterday for inspections during which they found four more planes with the same issue. american says the problem started after seats were moved around on on some planes and the clamp that attaches the seat to the floor was not properly installed afterwards. >> somehow it didn't ge
, the former penn state football coach is maintaining innocence and lashing out at his accusers. >> on the eve of his sentencing, a defiant jerry sandusky is breaking his silence from behind bars. erica gonzalez with more on this story. >> reporter: jim, wendy, he helped turn penn state into a defensive power house. tomorrow, jerry sandusky is going to be sentenced to prison for anywhere from 10 years to 400 years in prison. >> tuesday, october 9th, 2012 will be a day of vindication for the 10 victims of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. convicted of 45 counts. sandusky implies it was a conspiracy. >> a young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. >> reporter: at least six of sandusky's victims are expected to get emotional statements, possibly swaying the judge to lock up the convicted child molester for a lifetime. >> i ask for the strength to handle efrgd and the willingness obl to only to surrend
, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in virginia. >>> the penn quarter neighborhood in northwest washington is remembering a prominent local professor killed in a freak accident. police say rhett leverett was killed yesterday morning when a car jumped the curb when he was walking his dog. investigators say the driver of the car had a medical emergency and lost control of the wheel. leverett was a professor at marymount university and a fixture in the penn quarter neighborhood. >> the mayor of penn quarter is what i would jokingly call him. he'd be in his rounds checking on things, checking on other residents, and checking on the building. >> he was just a mainstay of lafayette, where we live. he's going to be really, really missed. >> leverett's dog beth was not hurt in the accident. she is now being cared for by a neighbor. >> 6:07 is the time. a veteran police officer caught on tape punching a woman in the face. this morning his explanation and who police are looking for. >>> a wet start to the day. >>> welcome back. home and furniture store ikea is un
for jerry not before the former penn state assistant coach had his say in court. nbc's john yang has our report from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky said nothing as he arrived in a red prisoner's jumpsuit over a bulletproof vest, looking thinner after 112 days in jail. inside, he sat passively, as three of his victims told the court of the psychological effects of sandusky's abuse when they were young boys. his voice choking with emotion, the man known in court documents as victim six spoke of his betrayal. the very kids you claimed to help were the very ones you victimized. victim five asked the judge to consider the tears, pain and private anguish i and others th cotroo nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff was inside. >> the most powerful moment came when victim four addressed sandusky saying, i'll never forgive you. because of you, i can't allow my only child out of sight out of fear of what might happen to him. >> reporter: sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement about what he called the worst loss of my life. he repeated points he made
-year-old will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of sexually abusing ten boys. he denied the allegations, talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family. the judge called the case a story of betrayal and sandusky continues to assault their psyche's and souls. one of the victims said you should be ashamed of yourself going on to say i don't forgive you and i don't know if i ever will. here is what one of his lawyers said moments ago. >> we are pleased with the sentence. it's less than we thought it could have been. >> the judge could have given him 100 years to 200 years. the judge was sending a message that what was done required retribution and balanced out the good he's done. >> he maintains his innocence. yesterday, he read another statement on penn state radio. sandusky accused the judge of bringing the trial to court too quickly and the lawyers trying to make money in future civil suits. >> they could make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster, but they can't take
of this advertising. >>> tomorrow is sentencing day for jerry sandusky. in june, the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted of sexually abusing young boys. sandusky is expected to make a statement before the judge tomorrow, but his attorneys say no one else will speak on his behalf. instead, the judge will review letters written by some of sandusky's friends and family. danielle lee has more on what we can expect at tomorrow's hearing. >> reporter: tuesday jerry sandusky will return to the same centre county courthouse where he was escorted out in cuffs just over three months ago. he'll emerge from isolation thinner, and wearing an orange jumpsuit instead of a sports coat. >> we've known for a long time that the sentence that the judge will impose is going to be very lengthy, very significant. >> reporter: the former penn state assistant football coach faces anywhere from 60 to more than 400 years in prison for abusing ten boys over 15 years. sandusky never testified. the only time we heard from him was during a poorly handled interview with nbc's bob costas last november. >> a
for jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach convicted in june of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. sandusky did not testify at his trial but he is expected to speak at his sentencing. his victims will have a chance to give impact statements. yesterday sandusky released a statement from his cell on penn state radio maintaining his innocence. sandusky says he plans to file an appeal. >> we will continue to fight. we didn't lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. we must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. >> sandusky faces 60 to more than 400 years in prison. >>> the first lady will make her way to northern virginia today to campaign for her husband. michelle obama will speak to supporters in ladu loudoun coun. both candidates and their spouses are making a strong push with less than a month to election day. the first lady's event openth to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> the president has catching up to do be
-year period. from his jail cell, the former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea for claiming his innocence. nbc's danielle lee joins us live now from the center county courthouse with more on what we can expect today. >> reporter: you may be able to see behind me people are already lining up at this courthouse for this hearing that is going to begin at 9:00 this morning. we are expecting jerry sandusky to speak again. last night he made an 11th hour plea on the penn state college radio. this is really the first unedited look we had gotten into sandusky's thoughts. he sat at this courthouse for days saying absolutely nothing during his trial. the only time we did hear from him was during the nbc interview that didn't go well. then just last night he releases a roughly three-minute statement and what is telling is equally important, what he doesn't say to what he did say. he offered no apologies but only proclaims his innocence. listen to what he had to say. >> they could make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. i
sexual assault. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say at an audio statement he recorded in prison. >>> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first i looked at myself. over and over i asked why. why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in texas with dog snatching heiss that cost two pit stores thousands of dollars. in all thieves swiped two puppies worth 3500 and $4,000 a piece. police are asking the public for
in virginia. >>> the former penn state coach who says he saw jerry sandusky sexually abusing a boy is now filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the school. former assistant coach mike mcqueary was a key witness during the case against sandusky. he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according to the suit, mcqueary was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien. and he is the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> ahead, the redskins get involved in a political debate. >>> also a tour group catches something they never expected, why a man is risking his life staging a protest hundreds of feet in the air. >> what a mess out there this morning. fog could slow you down as you head out. >>> police in florida are not abused with this woman. she tried to ride a manatee. it is illegal to annoy, harass or disturb manatees. >>> imagine going on a fishing trip and running into this guy. a group of fishermen saw this whale shark during
and a fixture in the penn quarter neighborhood. >> the mayor of penn quarter is what i would call him. he would be out on his rounds checking on things and checking on oth residents and the building. >> he was a mainstay of la fayette, where we live. he's going to be really, really missed. >> his dog was not hurt in the accident. she's now being cared for by a neighbor. >> the time now, 11:11. new information out of france this morning about allegations the former head of the international monetary fund raped a woman at a d.c. hotel. >>> the faa is investigating american airlines for trouble in mid flight. we'll tell you what happened at >>> a french prosecutor is no longer investigator allegations the former head of the imf raped a woman at a d.c. hotel. they claim dominic -- into a suspected prostitution ring run out of a french hotel. >>> former butler for pope benedict is accused of leaking secret documents confesses on a witness stand today. he admitted to stealing and leaking documents to the media. he denied having an accomplice or getting money for documents released. he maintains he is
a whistle blower lawsuit against penn state. mike mcqueary testified that he saw sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the team locker room. now he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according to the suit, mcqueary was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien and he says he is the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> pope benedict's former butler admits to stealing documents and leaking them to a journalist. he took the stand yesterday in his own defense. he took responsibility for stealing the documents and insisted he had no other accomplices, but he still denies that he's guilty of the aggravated theft charges against him. he told the court that he is only guilty of betraying the pope's trust. he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> one person seriously hurt after several explosions at a british columbia trucking company. a building and several tractor trailers were engulfed in flames in the fire. smoke was
. the former penn state football coach once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement. he choked with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claims of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sandusky's statements ridiculous. >> his statement today was a master piece of banal self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: sandusky's defense team said it will appeal the conviction. >> we believe had we had the time, we would have had an opportunity to prove jerry's innocence. >> reporter: judge kleland called it a story of betrayal and told sandusky, you abused the trust of those who trusted you. the form he coach was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abu
. >>> the form he penn state coach, assistant coach, jerry sandusky, learn his fate today. a judge gave him a 30 to 60-year sentence which means he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. brian moore was in the courtroom and has more of what some of sandusky's victims said in court before the sentence was handed down. >> reporter: jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts a life sentence behind bars. the form he penn state football kofi once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 50-minute statement. he choke with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claim of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve of sentencing. >> they can treat me as a monster but they cannot take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: the prosecutor called sandusky's statements ridiculous. >> his statement today was a master piece of banal self-delusion. completely unt
be -- >> yeah. >> we may be out of a job. >> we'll get started this morning with the sentencing of former penn state football football coach jerry sandusky and the recorded message he released last night. nbc's michael isikoff is at the courthouse this morning. michael, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. jerry sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, never testified during his trial, but he's got a lot to say now, and we're expecting to hear more this morning when he's escorted back into this courthouse to hear a judge deliver his sentence. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: a statement recorded by a penn state radio station and arranged by his lawyer, jerry sandusky spoke out from jail on the eve of today's sentencing. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner, and that was after marriage. our love continues >> reporter: former penn state defensive coach blamed a well-orchestrated consp
of his life in prison. earlier today the judge issued a 30 to 60-year sentence to the former penn state assistant coach. sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse earlier this year. he maintains his innocence and his legal team says it will appeal. >>> the former d.c. council chair now has a curfew and required court visits as part of his presentencing release. a judge ordered him to return to court after he missed three weekly check-in call. the judge ordered him not to make another mistake. he'll be sentenced in a corruption case next month. let's fast forward to the weather. >> looking out there right now. some cloud cover moving in across the area. the temperatures have been held down today but at least we're a little warmer than we were yesterday. i think we'll see those numbers into the low 40s to low 50s, as you make your way through the early morning hours tomorrow. tomorrow morning could greet us with few other things, too. we'll talk about that coming up in the forecast. >>> a mother is looking for some answers from police in montgomery county about the death o
her or come forward with information. >>> tomorrow, a judge will sentence former penn state coach jerry sandusky. today, prosecutors and sandusky's lawyer will meet with the judge for presentencing hear. a jury convicted him of abusing children. his attorney says his client admits he made some bad decision but he says sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> his mistake isn't bad judgment. so he should have realized. but he has always maintained his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> 2, 1. liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket. >> another privately owned rocket is in space. it's headed to the international space station with 1,000 pounds of cargo. you might remember a similar march back in may. it will stay there for three weeks before returning to earth. among the cargo delivered, chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream. it's in the freezer actually. >> wow. i'm sure they'll be happy to get that. we'll check in with veronica. feel like some chocolate swirl ice cream? >> we certainly feel like we've been in the freezer. >> i would request hazelnut. s
his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence. in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the only times we heard from him prior to his conviction was during that infamous nbc interview that didn't go well. so this last-minute statement out of his jail cell is very unheard of and in very many ways many telling. equally telling what he didn't y. he offered no apologies, only maintained his innocence. >> we will c
and will come forward with information. >>> tomorrow former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky will be sentenced. last month a jury convicted him of molesting boys he met through his charity for at risk children. sandusky's lawyer said he made bad decisions, but he is not guilty of the charges. >> jerry has always said he made bad judgment in all the things that got him accused. having showers with kids, obviously he realized that was not the thing to do. but he still maintains his innocence. >> the 68-year-old sandusky could receive life in prison. >>> iphone fever in this country may be triggering a major labor dispute in china. an overseas labor watchdog says thousands of workers at a plant that builds the new iphone 5 went on strike last night. they were apparently angry apple strengthened inspections of the new smart phone, and they were made they had to work on a national holiday. foxconn technology group denies the report. they said there were two disputes between line workers and quality assurance personnel. >>> oktoberfest wrapped up yesterday in munich, germany. organ
doctors not to use any of those products on patients. >>> tomorrow is sentencing day for former penn state football coach jerry sandusky and no one will speak on his behalf, that's according to sandusky's attorneys. he has several letters written on his behalf that will be written to the judge. sandusky has been asked to be placed in the general population to serve his sentence. he was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing boys he met through a charity for at-risk children. he could receive life in prison. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in battleground virginia today. a speech at virginia military institute he said it's time to change the course in middle east. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with more on this story. >> reporter: hi, pat, thanks. down at vmi today, romney said particularly in the case of the conflict involving the israelis, arabs and iran, that only with a new president would we get the chance he says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change the course in the month. >> reporter: mitt romney claimed president obama m
a judge will sentence former penn state coach jerry sandusky. earlier this year, a jury convicted sandusky for abusing boys he met through a charity for at risk children. sandusky's lawyer says he made some bad decisions, but sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> jerry has always said his mistake was using bad judgment and doing some of the things that led up to the accusations, getting showers with kids. he said he should have realized that obviously that isn't the thing to do. but he has always maintained and still maintains his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> convicted killer joran van der sloot is reportedly going to be a father. he has gotten a woman pregnant while serving his 28-year sentence in a dutch prison. they cite van der sloot's lawyer saying that a woman became pregnant during an unsupervised visit in the prison. he killed flores in 2010 and is wanted in the u.s. in connection with the disappearance of natalee holloway in aruba in 2005. >>> more than half of all children with autism have run away from home. that's according to a study re
scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueery is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleging that the university mistreated him after the sandusky child sexual abuse scandal surfaced. penn state is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police had been searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer of 1975, about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. >>> a series of suicide bombings this morning in syria's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports tha
. better weather by tuesday and wednesday. the nittany lions of penn state hosting the wildcats of northwestern in state college today. 60 degrees. a slight chance of some showers but no big weather problems. michigan is on the way to west lafayette, illinois taking on the boilermakers of purdue. 51 degrees. breezy and chilly there. the game right here on nbc tonight. notre dame. the hurricanes. in chicago at soldier field. 45 degrees. breezy and cold. i have to suspect that the weather may very well favor the irish over the tropical hurricanes. yes. >> i think everyone would agree with that. but the hurricanes are a good team. they can pull it out. all right. is your computer running slow do you think it might have a virus? >> before you pay a pricey computer shop some students in prince george's county might be able to help. news 4's seth lemon is here live with the story. part of our education nation series. >> good morning. geeks, nerds, techies, whatever you call them they're good with computers. the tech savvy high schoolers are getting hands on training in a field that's
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